> The Celery was the most bang for the buck at the time, or at least it sounded that > way with the Mhz it boasted. Video game hardware is often based around cost savings > so it wasn't surprising to me. Also, it wasn't that low-end if we're talking about > 1998. I recall buying a 450 Mhz desktop in December 1998 and IIRC it was brand new > and the fastest thing you could get other than some thousand dollar server CPUs. The > Celery wasn't all that far away from it. I wouldn't call it low-end for 1998. My > friends were still using computers slower than that in 1999-2000.
True, around that time, however, i was building my own. Back in the day when they had those little shops where you actually saw no merchandise, but rather a price sheet, and just go to the counter and say what you wanted and wait 10 minutes and you'd get a handfull of boxes and go home and assemble. Those were the days.
I was also one to jump on the celeron bandwagon when they came out, and boy was i disappointed.